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Video editing software to use with Gopro?

rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
edited May 2012 in The bottom bracket
I've just picked up a Gopro HD camera and I'm assuming that in order to condense 2 hours of film into something actually watchable some sort of video editing software will be needed.

Does anyone have any tips for a simple to use programme I can get hold of? One that doesnt break the bank would be handy...

I've got an ordinary PC (not that new) rather than an Apple.

Thanks

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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    I tried Adobe and Sony offerings, but in the end used the Windows live movie maker that cam with my pc. Afterall, it's just helmet cam footage, so you're best off with something simple to get you going. I'm pretty sure you can download it for free off the Microsoft site.
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Ok, great
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Ok, great
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    I have Windowes Movie Maker version 5.1 on my PC - is this a recent enough version to cope with HD footage?
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    rodgers73 wrote:
    I have Windowes Movie Maker version 5.1 on my PC - is this a recent enough version to cope with HD footage?

    WMM doesn't like MOV files AFAIK. I use VirtualDub with the MOV plug-in for the footage from my ContourHD.
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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    rodgers73 wrote:
    I have Windowes Movie Maker version 5.1 on my PC - is this a recent enough version to cope with HD footage?

    Not sure. Here is the link for pc requirements for latest version

    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-2011-system-requirements

    I used it with a ContourHD which produces .mov files AFAIK.
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    I'm not familiar with ContourHD - is this a camera or a piece of software?

    Also, what are MOV files? Are these the typre of footage that Gopro creates?

    And, VirtualDub? A free piece of software or will I need to pay for it?

    Thanks
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Contour HD is another helmet cam, similar to GoPro.
    MOV files are quicktime movies. I'm not sure what the GoPro uses
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    rodgers73 wrote:
    And, VirtualDub? A free piece of software or will I need to pay for it?

    Thanks

    It's a freebie, been using it for years. One of the first bits of opensource software I downloaded. The MOV plug-in is needed and needs a bit of work to instal first time. you will need to get hold of some codecs for the film to be saved as otherwise you'll end up with an uncompressed video file that will be in excess of 1gb for a 10 second clip. I save my clips as AVIs

    Virtualdub download & MOV plug in
    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Virtualdub

    K-lite codec pack for the compression of edited clips.
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  • deadhead1971deadhead1971 Posts: 338
    Adobe premiere elements is very easy to use, and stable (never crashes on me)
    I just created a video from a ride at the weekend through some lovely parts of North Wales.
    (Recorded with a GoPro Hero2)
    http://www.scarletfire.co.uk/2012/05/go ... -6th-2012/
    Alan
    http://www.scarletfire.co.uk


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  • Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    Have not yet tried editing my GoPro stuff mainly because the processor in my laptop cant cope! I need to downgrade the quality to 720p apparently..
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